I've just generated a pdf and I got the following output.

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As you can see the quotation marks differ.

I am using Lyx if that's important, and in that environment I also get the same thing.

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I notice that at the moment I can only type those quotation marks that look like two ' and I have no clue why that is. Any ideas?

\item The Ocean - \textquotedbl{}Precambrian\textquotedbl{} \item The Ocean \textendash{} \textquotedblleft Aeolian\textquotedblright{}

  • What is your LyX version? What does it say under Document > Settings > Language? What keyboard layout do you use?
    – scottkosty
    Commented May 7, 2018 at 18:59
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    Would you add a minimal example of what you wrote on the tex file? Just a small document starting with \documentclass{...} ending with \end{document} that reproduces your output.
    – user134500
    Commented May 8, 2018 at 0:46
  • @scottkosty Lyx version: 2.2.2. Language: English.; Quote style: (first style). I am using a portuguese keyboard. From what I understand, this is happening because parts of the file were written long ago (possibly with another computer, etc...). But anyway I don't get why it doesn't get automatically uniform. I already run the quick&search thing to get it uniform. I was just curious to understand more about this.
    – aadcg
    Commented May 8, 2018 at 14:05
  • @santimirandarp I'm silly, I should have looked at the source code. Thank you. I've edited my question and I guess now everything is clear...
    – aadcg
    Commented May 8, 2018 at 14:11
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    I'm not sure exactly how it happened. LyX will do its best not to change old documents. In LyX 2.3.0 there are some bug fixes for quotations, but I think those will only help in the case you start a completely new document: wiki.lyx.org/LyX.NewInLyX23#quotations
    – scottkosty
    Commented May 8, 2018 at 14:32

1 Answer 1


Try something like this:


\item The Ocean \textendash{} \textquotedblleft{}Precambrian\textquotedblright{}
\item The Ocean \textendash{} \textquotedblleft{}Aeolian\textquotedblright{}

It will produce:


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